Emory Report
December 8, 2008
Volume 61, Number 14



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December 8, 2008
Advance Notice

MARIAL forum on memory, family
Experts on memory, family history and culture from Denmark, Germany and the United States will gather at Emory for a two-day conference Dec. 11–12 on “Culture, Family and Communicative Memory.”

The conference, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Center for Myth and Ritual in American Life (MARIAL) and the Emory Cognition Project.

“Researchers from around the world will come together to consider how memory develops in childhood and throughout adulthood through family stories and cultural myths,” says conference co-organizer Robyn Fivush, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology and department chair. “Information shared at this conference will help us better understand the complex processes by which individuals come to define themselves in relation to the social groups in which they live.”

For the conference schedule, visit www.marial.emory.edu.

Join faculty authors at ‘Feast of Words’
The Academic Exchange and the Druid Hills Bookstore are hosting a celebration of Emory faculty authors and editors of books published in 2008. The annual “Feast of Words” will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 4:15–6:15 p.m. at Druid Hills Bookstore in Emory Village, and will include remarks and a toast from President Jim Wagner and Provost Earl Lewis.

Pick up a brochure listing all known Emory faculty books of 2008, or purchase a book by an Emory author for a daily-standing discount of 10 percent.

Bust holiday nutrition myths
With so many tempting treats, how do you eat healthy this holiday season? Get tips at the Emory Heartwise Lecture Series “Nutrition Myths” on Wednesday, Dec. 17, from noon to 12:45 p.m. in The Emory Clinic’s 5th Floor Conference Room, 1525 Clifton Rd.

“People tend to eat more and move less this time of year, and it’s also a time of fad diets,” says Cheryl Williams, the clinical dietician who will present the seminar. “We will focus on maintaining and achieving a healthy weight.” Fresh vs. frozen vegetables, and eating organic are among the topics to be covered.

Free and open to the public, registration is recommended at 404-778-7777.